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ABC Regional News – New England

November 17, 2019

Medical equipment no longer needed in country NSW is now helping save lives in Iraq

Updated November 17, 2019 11:35:13 Decommissioned humidicribs from regional New South Wales hospitals are being returned to service to help save lives in northern Iraq. The cribs and other used medical equipment worth more than $400,000 were delivered earlier this year to the city of Dohuk, where health services have been inundated with people fleeing violence in Syria and elsewhere in Iraq.

Lakes Mail (Lake Macquarie NSW)

December 12, 2019

From Toronto to Iraq: Hospital donation goes a long way

Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of hospital and medical equipment from Australia will be shipped to Northern Iraq in the new year thanks to the efforts of a Lake Macquarie-based charity. Since 2017 Operation Hope, founded by Coal Point resident Erica Henley, has been collecting donations of medical supplies and equipment from hospitals that, due to Australian standards, can no longer be used.

This article also appeared in the Newcastle Star on December 11 2019.